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A verb-phrase is a group of words that is used as a verb ( 15).
A verb-phrase made by prefixing to have to the past participle is called the perfect infinitive.
The future tense is a verb-phrase consisting of the auxiliary verb shall or will followed by the infinitive without to ( 29).
The simple predicate, being a verb or verb-phrase, can have only adverbial modifiers.
The progressive form is a verb-phrase made by prefixing to the present participle some form of the verb to be.